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GM to announce new connected-car features at CES

General Motors wants to make it easier for you to shop in your car.<p>A significantly expanded OnStar in-vehicle concierge service will be unveiled by General Motors at this week's 2015 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, the automaker announced Sunday.<p>As part of the company's expanding …

General Motors

It's not the Jetsons just yet, but CES shows smart-home gadgets starting to work together

Imagine a world in which your garage door opens automatically as you pull into the driveway. The living room lights and heater turn on — perhaps the oven starts warming up, too. In the so-called "smart home," cars, appliances and other devices all have sensors and Internet connectivity to think and …

3 Free Ways To Motivate Your Team | Inc.com

Data suggests that there are more important factors than money for having a happy workforce. While this is true for any department, I would argue this is even more so for sales forces. Reason being, sellers feed off of energy like nobody else. Go into most sales offices, and you'll be overwhelmed …

Wall Street

Fortune.com

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Print Media

Fortune.com

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Print Media

Job outlook for 2015: Work aplenty (like it's 1999)

A strengthening labor market will not let up this year, economists say, with job growth approaching or exceeding the estimated 15-year high reached in 2014.<p>The stronger U.S. economy and increased employer confidence should continue to bolster job gains, and economists expect sluggish wage growth to …

Economy

How Microsoft Corporation Keeps Getting In Its Own Way With the XBox One

After a year of bumbling with its Xbox one game console, <b>Microsoft</b> finally found a way to outsell <b>Sony</b> and its PlayStation 4.<p>The company saw some sales success when it dropped the Kinect motion sensor in June,which allowed it to match its rival's base price of $399. Microsoft took things a step …

10 behaviours that will ruin your career

Talent, skill, education, experience — all are important. But since no one does anything worthwhile on their own, treating other people with courtesy …

3 Easy Moves to Make Your Money Last Your Lifetime

What are the easiest ways to make sure you never run out of money? Social Security may not be enough when you retire, so it's very important to take your financial future into your own hands. We asked three of our experts to explain what you can do to make sure your money last as long as you need …

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HANDY is creating a big business out of small jobs. The company finds its customers self-employed home-helps available in the right place and at the …

Winnie Madikizela-Mandela

Lenovo Unveils New ThinkPad Ultrabook Lineup for 2015

Lenovo has just announced its 2015 lineup of ThinkPad laptop computers, including new Ultrabook models and the ThinkPad Stack—an interlocking set of …

Consumer Tech

The Roth 401(k): A Good Thing Has Gotten Better

The Roth 401(k) is stronger in some ways than the traditional 401(k). Photo: Flickr user Hector Alejandro,<p>Many of us are able to save for retirement via 401(k) plans through our workplace. That's a great benefit, since so few people these days are in line for a pension. There's a relatively new …

The seven habits of highly confident people

<i>This post originally appeared at LinkedIn. Follow the author here.</i><p>Confidence is crucial to a happy and fulfilling life. It influences your success in leadership, how you engage with your team, and at work in general. It influences how you build your business, how you are in your family life, …

Self-improvement

NFL Ref Explains Why Lions-Cowboys Penalty Call Was Mysteriously Reversed

There was widespread confusion and anger when what appeared to be a clear pass-interference penalty on Cowboys linebacker Anthony Hitchens with 8:25 left in the fourth quarter was reversed, even after Morelli announced it over the public-address system.<p>No explanation was offered during the game, …

NFL

Apple's Software Is In A 'Nosedive' That Is Deeply Concerning, Longtime Apple Supporter Says

In a blog post he writes: "Apple's hardware today is amazing — it has never been better. But the software quality has taken such a nosedive in the last few years that I'm deeply concerned for its future."<p>Arment was CTO at Tumblr before he left to start Instapaper, the first app that let users save …

MacBook Air

Here's The Smartphone That Will Give Xiaomi The Market Share To Rule The World

Just ahead of this year’s CES, Chinese smartphone manufacturer Xiaomi has announced a new smartphone. Targeting the lower end of the market, the Redmi 2 will go on sale on January 9th for 699 Yuan (around $112), and represents Xiaomi’s push into the lower end that should see it become the worldwide …

Mobile

11 Mind-Blowing Physics Discoveries Made In 2014

From detecting elusive particles forged in the core of our sun to teleporting quantum data farther than ever before, these physicists' scientific research has helped us better understand the universe in which we live as well as pave the way for a future of quantum computers, nuclear fusion, and …

Physics

The Apple Watch Isn't Here Yet, But The Battle Over It Has Already Started

Having waded into the prediction waters myself, I’m well aware how treacherous they can be. But surely Fred Wilson, the venture capitalist behind Twitter and Tumblr, had no idea he would set off the year’s first technology tsunami with his post: “What Is Going To Happen.” Wilson, in what he …

Apple Watch

Samsung's Smartphone Business Is Slipping, But We're About To Learn Its Plan To Fix That

There, one of Samsung's three CEOs, BK Yoon, will give the opening keynote for the conference.<p>However, the keynote won't focus on the biggest profit driver at Samsung, its mobile phone and tablet business. That segment is faltering and mostly to blame for Samsung's 60% drop in profits from a year …

Virtual Reality

Las Vegas airport preps for tech-savvy travelers

LAS VEGAS (AP) — While the gadgets of the future are only just arriving in Las Vegas for the annual International CES show, officials at the city's main airport are updating a decades-old terminal to cater to legions of tech-savvy travelers.<p>By Friday at McCarran International Airport, a couple …

Las Vegas

Why the World Needs the US Economy to Struggle

<i>Below is the January 4th Thoughts from the Frontline, republished in full.</i><p>The headlines this morning talk about the US dollar hitting an 11-year high. I have been saying for years that the dollar is going to go higher than anyone can imagine. This trade is just in the early innings. And the …

Baton Rouge

How Disneyland Is Like Apple

And you know what? We loved it. We'll almost definitely go back.<p>The reason? Disneyland feels like one of the few affordable splurges left in America. Despite the crowds and wait times, we never felt ripped off or taken advantage of. I never felt like a walking dollar sign or a second-class …

San Francisco

McDonald's Latest Recipe to Reverse Declining Sales: More 'Lovin'

Following a year of slumping sales, McDonald’s is banking on the power of love to spur a turnaround.<p>On Friday, the fast-food mega-chain unveiled new …

McDonald's

Galaxy Alpha's Death Will Inspire Samsung To Design A Better Smartphone

Launched in August 2014, Samsung’s Galaxy Alpha was an interesting play by Samsung. Rather than specifications, the emphasis on the Alpha was placed on style and form rather than function and capability. With reports coming in that the Alpha’s production run is coming to an end, the handset has …

Electronics Industry

US and Russia in danger of returning to era of nuclear rivalry

American threats to retaliate for Russian development of new cruise missile take tensions to new level<p>A widening rift between Moscow and Washington over cruise missiles and increasingly daring patrols by nuclear-capable Russian submarines threatens to end an era of arms control and bring back a …

Military

How to make a good first impression

So we asked Susan RoAne—author of the recently released 25th anniversary edition of <i>How to Work a Room: The Ultimate Guide to Making Lasting Connections—in Person and Online</i>—for her tips on how to make those events less daunting and more fun. "In every room, there are people who you want to meet, …

The One App You Need On Your Résumé If You Want A Job At Google

Average pay at Google is $141,000.<p>It's relatively easy to get a job at Google, too.<p>The company is so large and has such a massive need for talent that hiring for Google is something of a headache, so if you have the right skills, Google is really enthusiastic to hear from you.<p>Especially if you know …

MATLAB

Here’s Your Plan of Attack for This Year’s Savings Goals

<b><br>Saving money</b> is a goal everyone should have, but to be effective, it should encompass more than just setting a few dollars aside in a bank account. …

Learning These 26 Useful Things Now Will Change The Rest Of Your Life

If you pay attention to your everyday life careful enough, you’ll know that you can learn from everything and everyone you come across. Our life is …